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  • Free Republic racing-NASCAR Yahoo Fantasy League Sign Up Time!

    01/18/2016 11:10:19 AM PST · by John W · 10 replies
    Free Republic ^ | January 18, 2016 | John W
    Free Republic Racing-NASCAR Yahoo Fantasy League Sign Up Time! This is a Yahoo League ID # 1154 Free Republic Racing Password: jimrob
  • What's the Most Powerful Weapon in Sci-Fi History?

    01/14/2016 7:01:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 138 replies
    Sploid ^ | January 13, 2016 | Casey Chan
    What’s the most powerful weapon in the sci-fi universe? How does a lightsaber in Star Wars compare to the energy sword of Halo? What about a Death Star vs Dr. Who’s reality bomb? And how do they match up with a real life nuclear bomb? Foundation Digital made this infographic for Fat Wallet detailing the top sci-fi weapons in history measured by their “energy of devastation in Joules.”
  • Can Massachusetts Kill DraftKings?

    01/13/2016 6:25:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 13, 2016 | Robert Silverman
    Representatives from DraftKings and the Fantasy Sports Trade Association attended a public hearing in Boston on Tuesday to debate proposed regulations aimed at ending “unfair and deceptive acts and practices that may arise in the gaming process.” While the daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have previously expressed a willingness to work with legislators and law enforcement officials to create industry-wide regulation, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's regulations might prove seriously damaging to their bottom line, especially if they end up being replicated in other states.
  • Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber

    12/27/2015 6:48:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 15, 2015 | David Cenciotti
    Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber? Did you know that the Star Wars saga most famous spacecraft featured a cockpit clearly inspired to a World War II heavy bomber? Well, the iconic greenhouse-style window of the Millennium Falcon was designed with the style of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a strategic bomber flying 30 years before Han Solo and Chewbacca first appeared driving the iconic spacecraft into the hyperspace, in mind.
  • George Clayton Johnson, 'Twilight Zone' and 'Star Trek' Writer, Dies at 86 (official, I think)

    12/26/2015 10:32:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 25, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    George Clayton Johnson, the celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer who wrote the first aired episode of Star Trek, seven episodes of The Twilight Zone and the novel on which Logan's Run is based, has died. He was 86.Johnson, who also co-wrote the story that became the 1960 heist movie Ocean's Eleven, died Christmas Day of bladder and prostate cancer at a veteran’s hospital in North Hills, Calif., his son, Paul Johnson, told The Hollywood Reporter.
  • George Clayton Johnson has Died

    12/23/2015 7:24:41 AM PST · by Borges · 9 replies
    Salem News ^ | 12/23/2015 | Bonnie King
    The illuminating, exoterical, astronomical George Clayton Johnson has died. The genius science-fiction writer behind so much of what we’ve all watched and enjoyed has passed on to his next adventure. George Clayton Johnson wrote the very first episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap; he wrote eight original Twilight Zone episodes for series creator Rod Serling including "Nothing in the Dark", "Kick the Can", "A Game of Pool", and "A Penny for Your Thoughts". In 1960, while he was one of the proprietors of Cafe Frankenstein (seen as sort of a "den of iniquity" by the uptight) in Laguna Beach,...
  • Ted Cruz is Dangerous, Ruthlessly Efficient and a FAR Greater Threat Than Donald Trump

    12/22/2015 4:43:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Politicus ^ | December 22, 2015 | Political People Blog
    America and the world have been stunned by the success of Donald Trump. His dangerous, eccentric rhetoric has been extremely controversial and divides opinion within media circles and the general public. Some attribute his success to his campaign’s core anti-establishment, nationalist message while others say his campaign is merely a personality cult – full of supporters who only support him because he intrigues and entertains them....
  • Judge blocks DraftKings, FanDuel from offering contests in New York

    12/11/2015 10:59:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | December 11, 2015 | Staff
    New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez blocked popular daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings from offering contests in New York on Friday. According to the court ruling, both companies were found in violation of New York State’s laws against gambling, granting attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman’s preliminary injunction to shut down operation of the daily fantasy sports sites.
  • Toshiro Mifune Turned Down Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader Roles, Says Daughter (Star Wars)

    12/04/2015 2:26:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 3, 2015 | Gavin J. Blair
    The legendary leading man of Akira Kurosawa turned down offers from George Lucas, said his daughter at an event with Steve Wozniak to announce Tokyo Comic Con. Toshiro Mifune, the legendary actor and star of numerous Akira Kurosawa films including Seven Samurai,Yojimbo and Rashomon, turned down the roles of Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, worried that Star Wars was going to look cheap, according to his daughter Mika.
  • Democrats prefer fantasy to reality

    11/21/2015 11:11:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    The terrorists were telling the world all we need to know about the threat we face. Unfortunately, President Obama, the Democratic presidential candidates and left wing political leaders in Europe and this country refuse to listen Last Saturday night, 8.5 million Americans had the misfortune to watch three dangerously out of touch liberals debate the major issues of the day during the Democratic Party’s presidential debate. It was another example of how Democrats prefer the fantasy of their liberal beliefs to the true reality we are facing as a nation. In the immediate aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, much...
  • How a U.S. prosecutor's probe could spell doom for daily fantasy sports

    10/22/2015 6:48:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    SI ^ | October 21, 2015 | Michael McCann
    In what may be the most troubling legal development yet for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the office of Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has launched a probe into whether certain aspects of DFS violate federal law. Bharara is a truly feared figure in the gaming industry. On Friday, Apr. 15, 2011, in what became known as Black Friday to gamblers, Bharara unsealed indictments against three major operators of online poker websites for assorted criminal violations. The indictments included charges for conspiracy to violate the...
  • The final poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here

    10/18/2015 11:53:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 82 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 18, 2015 | Bryan Bishop
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in just two months, and today it's finally time to see the movie's official poster. No, not the teaser poster from last year, and not the promo item handed out at D23; this is the real deal. The poster features the key members of the cast that audiences have met thus far: Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, with some other faces that you just might recognize (hi, Han and Leia). What's even more interesting is the sight of some sort of orb in the upper...
  • Don't Clap!: If we're all quiet enough, maybe Pan and its fairies will die (movie review)

    10/11/2015 1:52:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | October 8, 2015 | Alan Scherstuhl
    There's much to sadly shake your head at in Pan, a sort of Peter Pan Begins that manages the unlikely feat of making battles between flying pirate ships a crushing bore. Most miserably, there's the great heap of action set pieces that are easier to wait out than to track with an instrument so primitive as the human eyeperhaps the singularity is nearing, and director Joe Wright's computers are whipping these scenes up exclusively for the enjoyment of advanced artificial intelligences ... But here's perhaps the most egregious betrayal of audience intelligence in this latest go at monetizing those aspects...
  • Fantasy sports hearing likely, GOP chairman says

    09/18/2015 6:26:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 17, 2015 | David McCabe
    A House Republican chairman said on Thursday that he is likely to call a hearing on the new fantasy sports sites that critics say are skirting gambling laws. "My sense is that we will do a hearing," said Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "Theres a lot of things on our front burner right now, but I think this is an issue that we ought to take a look at.
  • 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them) (science fiction/fantasy)

    08/01/2015 1:29:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 237 replies
    io9 ^ | July 30, 2015 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books--but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them. From Asimov to Pynchon, science fiction contains some fantastic, ambitious works of genre fiction. But a lot of us get overwhelmed. And it's not that hard to fake a first-hand knowledge of these books, because they're everywhere, and we've heard people talk about them so...
  • Superman's Dark Past

    05/24/2015 12:15:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 24, 2015 | Charles Moss
    Since the official teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online in April, fans and critics alike have been discussing the kind of Superman Zack Snyder is going to depict in his Man of Steel sequel. The controversy stems from Snyder's decision to cast Superman as a brooding, Dark Knight-like character, who cares more about beating up bad guys than saving people. The casting split has proved divisive among Superman fans: Some love the new incarnation, citing him as an edgier, more realistic version of the character. But Snyder's is a different Superman than the one fans...
  • Supergirl - First Look (video)

    05/13/2015 6:44:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2015 | CBS
    It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS. Learn more at CBS.com: http://bit.ly/1A0NsOr
  • Is 'Social Justice Warrior' a Pejorative?

    04/14/2015 12:17:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    I was reading a post-mortem on the delicious Sad Puppies/Hugo nominations imbroglio last week when an interesting point came up. George R.R. Martin, the "Game of Thrones" chappie, wrote on his Not a Blog that Sad Puppies commenters on his blog should lose the Social Justice Warrior, or SJW moniker. Because courtesy. >>>Let's not throw around insults, or charges of misogyny and racism, please. And Puppies, sad or happy, if any of you feel inclined to reply, please avoid the term "Social Justice Warriors" or SJWs. I am happy to call you Sad Puppies since you named yourself that, but...
  • Game of Thrones Quiz Alive or Dead

    04/11/2015 6:45:04 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | April 10, 2015 | Chris Kirk
    The fifth season of HBOs Game of Thrones is upon us. Winter is still coming. Millions will tune in for more of Tyrions witty ripostes and for some more smoldering romance between Jon Snow and his Wildling paramour Ygritte. Wait, Ygritte is still alive, right? Honestly theres been so much carnage on this show I dont even remember. What ever happened to that hunk who befriended Arya? Didnt Bran have a younger brother? Where did we leave off on the Hound, exactly? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
  • Game of Thrones Season 5: Where We Left Off

    04/11/2015 3:28:15 PM PDT · by dennisw · 10 replies
    /artsbeat.blogs.nytimes ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jeremy Egner
    Game of Thrones is returning for its fifth season on Sunday, you might have heard, riding a wave of the kind of intense anticipation usually reserved for royal offspring and new Apple products. Potential snag: Its been 10 months since the last episode and this story is complicated, overstuffed with oddly named characters and labyrinthine alliances that shift from week to week. So below, in the name of service journalism, we offer a primer on where things currently stand with most of the shows major characters. Tyrion Lannister Last seen: Crated in Kings Landing. A lifetime of cruelty from his...
  • The Hugo Awards: How to Fight Back in the Culture War

    04/08/2015 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Salgak · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    This is the era in which we are all being drafted in the Culture War. It doesnt matter if youre secular or religious, political or apolitical, frat boys or geeks, hipsters or bros. Nobody gets to be neutral or sit on the sidelines, because well all be expected to make our obeisance to the latest politically correct opinion handed down to us by a Twitter mob. By now, we know the basic ingredients of a typical skirmish in Culture War 4.0. It goes something like this: a) a leftist claque starts loudly pushing the correct Culture War position onto b)...
  • Fantasy Baseball Opening

    03/13/2015 12:10:23 PM PDT · by newbie 10-21-00 · 1 replies
    We have a keeper fantasy baseball league that's about 5 years old in search of a new manager. The six keepers would probably be Arenado, Ellsbury, Felix, Cluber, Richards and Molina. If Richards comes back soon, the pitching is lock down, obviously the hitting needs some help. Let me know if you're interested. The draft is next weekend.
  • Colin Powell Still Sees 'Dark Vein' of Intolerance in GOP

    03/08/2015 11:23:39 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 3/8/15 | Ben Bell
    Colin Powell Still Sees 'Dark Vein' of Intolerance in GOP By Ben Bell Speaking on the day following the 50-year anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama, the first African-American Secretary of State Colin Powell said he still sees a "dark vein" of intolerance in the Republican Party, echoing comments that he made in 2013. "I still see it. I still see it in the Republican Party and I still see it in other parts of our country. You don't have to be a Republican to be touched by this dark vein," Powell told ABC's George Stephanopoulos Sunday on "This...
  • Jupiter Ascending is so bad its almost good (photos)

    An instant candidate for the so-bad-its-sort-of-great hall of fame, Jupiter Ascending is totally bonkers, a sort of black-velvet-Elvis mash-up of Star Wars and every other sci-fi/fantasy movie of the past half-century right up to The Hunger Games. Look, theres Mila Kunis as another chosen one, spending 10 percent of the movie cleaning toilets! A shirtless Channing Tatum in Mr. Spock ears, trying to pretend he doesnt love Kunis! And poor Eddie Redmayne up for Best Actor for The Theory of Everything flamboyantly camping it up (oops, Oscar voting begins Friday) as an intergalactic real-estate mogul-cum-mass-murderer bent on marrying...
  • NASCAR Fantasy League Sign Up Time Is Here

    01/22/2015 11:29:55 AM PST · by John W · 18 replies
    Yahoo | January 22, 2015 | John W
    Group ID# 2669 Group Name Free Republic Racing Group Password jimrob
  • How Fanduel Is Turning Fantasy Sports Into Real Money

    01/12/2015 8:39:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5, 2015 | Steven Bertoni
    Days before Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers even suited up for a recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an Irishman named Nigel Eccles had collected millions of dollars from people betting on Rodgers All-Pro arm. By noon on game day he was raking in $30,000 per minute. By the time Rodgers took his first snap, Eccles had collected $18 million. The action was happening far from the Vegas Strip or a Costa Rican website out of reach of U.S. law enforcement. Eccles company, FanDuel, is situated above a storefront in New York Citys Union Square, and its business...
  • The boom is here: the economy just grew 5 percent, and its not going to stop

    12/23/2014 3:27:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/14 | Matt O'Brien
    ...the economy grew at a 5 percent annual pace in the third quarter this year, revised up from the 3.9 percent that the Commerce Department had previously estimated. It's the best quarterly growth since 2003, and, on the heels of the 4.6 percent growth in the second quarter, it's also the best six months the economy has had in that long. The even better news, though, is that this growth, unlike every other uptick the past few years, looks sustainable. This isn't a blip. It's a boom.
  • A Climate Idea Comes of Age: Zero Emissions

    12/10/2014 3:24:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 10, 2014 | By KARL RITTER
    Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous warming. It doesn't provide any guidance on how to do that. But Yamin does. And, in a historic first, dozens of governments now embrace her prescription. The global climate pact set for adoption in Paris next year should phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says the London-based environmental lawyer. "In your lifetime, emissions have to go to zero. That's a message people...
  • Islam between Illusion and Reality

    11/19/2014 1:44:05 PM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 19, 2019 | Dan Miller
    This article is republished here with permission. It's fromIslam between Illusion and Realityat Enza Ferreri's Blog, published on November 18, 2014. Please check her blog. It's very good. ***************** A new article by our guest writer Cassandra. Imagine, if you can, a fairy tale where a mother teaches her toddler that wolves are simply big, furry, friendly dogs that love a good cuddle. Although she and her child live in a village, nestled against a hillside, in a lush valley where humans and wolves exist in close proximity to each other, she doesn't warn her little girl that wolves are...
  • Blu-ray Review The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Extended Edition (2013)

    11/09/2014 7:16:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Flickering Myth ^ | November 5, 2014 by Gary Collinson
    snip "Filmgoers and shire admirers have become as used to Peter Jackson and his J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations over the years as they have the obligatory extended cuts of every already long film. The Hobbit films have been no different and now comes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Extended Edition. The extended cut, like other Jackson extended cuts, is not a light one. Its packed with 25 minutes of new footage. I debate to simply reveal said extended and new scenes, but one of the true pleasures of this extended cut is to go in cold and discover...
  • Who Mines The Dilithium?

    10/22/2014 10:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2009 | Doctor Zero
    One of my favorite little moments in the very entertaining new Star Trek movie comes when the young James T. Kirk activates the computer system of a car he swiped for a joyride, and the Nokia logo comes up. Its nice to see Nokias still in business in the twenty-third century. Such simple touches help to humanize the Star Trek universe, which had drifted a bit too far from recognizable human experience for audiences to fully engage with its characters. The presence of a good old-fashioned corporate logo in the new movie put me in mind of a long-ago, free-wheeling,...
  • The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

    09/25/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    io9 ^ | September 25, 2014 | Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders
    It's Banned Books Week! But people are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, year round. And often, people's reasons for challenging these titles are really, really... outlandish. Here are 12 SF and fantasy books that people have given incomprehensible reasons for banning.
  • Happy fantasies vs unpleasant realities about Islam

    09/15/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's an excellent analysis of Islam through the ages and now. It is one of the best I have seen. I do what I do because I am what I am. Dr. Durie lives in Australia and is a life-long adherent tothe Anglican religion. Hefocuses onIslam as it is-- violent and demanding the submission of everyone --not peaceful and accommodating of others -- as multiculturalists want to believe and to convince others to believe. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tfIG3bDVAs] Video linkUntil our citizens, media, "foreign policy" savants and political "leaders"cease their insufferable political correctness, comprehendthe realities of Islam and behavein accordance with those...
  • The new Batmobile from 'Batman v. Superman' has been fully revealed

    09/10/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 10, 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Zack Snyder gave us a gritty, black-and-white glimpse of the new Batmobile back in May, and now, thanks to some people on Instagram who happen to be near the shoot, we're now starting to get a good look at the entire vehicle. The new photos show Batman v. Superman'sBatmobile parked against the side of the road where it's clearly a lot bigger than the average car.
  • Your make-believe FANTASY of a world without evil is turning into a NIGHTMARE of slaughter!-JudgeJ

    09/06/2014 9:24:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 9-6-14 | Judge Jeanine
    Judge Jeanine lets Obama have all the fury and force of the greatest criticism she can muster in this opening to Saturdays Justice show focusing on his lack of leadership against the monsters of ISIS.
  • Honoring Ray Bradbury the goal of Waukegan group

    08/15/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dan Hinkel
    An effort is underway to honor one of Waukegan's favorite sons, the late science fiction pioneer Ray Bradbury. Waukegan Public Library Executive Director Richard Lee said nearly all the details remain to be worked out beyond the basic idea -- a realistic statue or bust of Bradbury, who wrote evocatively of the fictional Green Town, a recognizable stand-in for his hometown. lRelated A history of Waukegan The effort echoes the push for a statue memorializing another Waukegan legend, comedian Jack Benny, a radio and early TV star honored with a downtown statue in 2001.
  • The costly fantasy of impeaching Obama: The way to punish a president is at the polls

    07/15/2014 9:12:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2014 | Wesley Pruden
    The Democrats owe a growing debt to the Republican red-hots pursuing the fantasy of impeaching Barack Obama. They're collecting a lot of cash -- probably not as much as they claim, but a lot -- from the naive and excitable folks in the Democratic base. Outrage is easily convertible to cash, as every bagman knows, and the Republicans should get a cut of it. Fair is fair. Sarah Palin, who as a former governor knows better than to confuse hoping with doing, is leading the baying hounds this week. She told an audience the other day that "the many impeachable...
  • Ancient Earth Remnant Is Inside Earth, Study Says

    06/28/2014 6:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | June 28, 2014 | Gregory Baskin
    A team from Harvard University presented a study this month that remnants from an ancient Earth exists, right now, inside contemporary Earth. The group believes that their comparisons of isotopic ratios of noble gases from materials deep inside Earth with those near the surface provide testimony that the deep-down material is actually from the Earth that existed before its massive collision with another planet. That immense impact the largest in geologic history is what many believe led to creation of the Moon. The currently favored theory about how the Moon originated says that it was formed 4.5 billion...
  • She's so "deep" (vanity)

    06/10/2014 4:49:32 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 7 replies
    Hillary Clinton in @GMA interview on book release: 'The reason I called this book 'Hard Choices' is because that's what any president faces' - @brianstelter
  • Angelina Jolie stars in Maleficent, a feminist-revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty

    05/29/2014 3:34:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | Thursday, May 29, 3:23 PM | Ann Hornaday,
    Watching Jolie pose and smolder and glower is the chief attraction of Maleficent, which posits that the reason for Maleficents rage wasnt being left out of a christening party for Aurora, but instead started years earlier, when she fell in love with the princesss father, Philip. Propelled by passion, power and betrayal, this iteration of the fable written by Linda Woolverton and based on stories by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm isnt a lot of fun. (I wish she had smiled more, one tween viewer was overheard saying after a recent screening.) Its dark and brooding and...
  • The Lost Creators Come Clean

    05/11/2014 8:17:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Esquire ^ | May 7, 2014 | Emily Zemler
    Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are seated around the infamous hatch from Lost. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met up in Lindelof's office on the WBR lot in Burbank to reflect on Lost's cultural legacy exactly ten years after shooting the show's pilot. This particular hatch is made of papier-mchand smaller than you might imagine because it was used for exterior shots during a later season of the show, but it's still indescribably thrilling to find yourself hanging out at the hatch with these two guys. Lost premiered in September...
  • Are Rabbinic Interpretations of the Bible Accurate?

    04/21/2014 4:54:57 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 44 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | April 19, 2014 | Alice C. Linsley
    Misunderstanding can result from the mechanical reproduction of previously published ideas either because those ideas are taken out of context or because they are based on factual errors. The way authors sort and select data, without verifying the source or checking the facts, leads to distorted interpretations. This problem must be anticipated in Bible interpretation where it is common to rely on what the rabbis have written. As the Bible is viewed as a Jewish religious text, it is natural to seek rabbinic guidance. Christians tend to read the Old Testament through rabbinic sources. Many pastors use commentaries written by...
  • Why Putins Adventure in Ukraine Is Doomed

    04/16/2014 6:21:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4/16/14 | David Francis
    From Russian President Vladimir Putins perspective, the plan to annex parts of Ukraine probably goes something like this: take Crimea; ignite Russian nationalism in parts of the country where ties to Moscow run deep; then incite anti-Ukrainian protests in these places and use the protests as an excuse to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine and annex it -- just as he did in Crimea. It is classic Russian foreign policy to try to destabilize a country before it completely takes it over, said Edward Goldberg, a professor at Baruch College and the New York University Center for Global Affairs....
  • Kedar: It's time to end the fantasy of a 'Palestinian people'

    03/09/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/9/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Professor Mordechai Kedar says it's time to end the fantasy of a 'Palestinian people.' But first, let's look at this video in which Kedar talks about the possibility of 'peace' between Israel and the Arabs. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Obama's fantasy based foreign policy is untenable in our dangerous world.

    03/05/2014 9:45:39 AM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 5, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Life in a world of fantasy can often be pleasant for small children. For adults, it is far more dangerous.On March 2nd, the Editorial Board of the often left-leaningWashington Post published an editorial titled President Obamas foreign policy is based onfantasy. It was not written by a "right wing nut." According to a sidebar, Editorials represent the views of The Washington Post as an institution, as determined through debate among members of the editorial board. News reporters and editors never contribute to editorial board discussions, and editorial board members dont have any role in news coverage. [Emphasis added.] The editorial...
  • President Obamas foreign policy is based on fantasy

    03/03/2014 1:32:22 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2, 2014 | WaPo Editorial Board
    FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which the tide of war is receding and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces.
  • Fantasy Baseball Openings

    02/21/2014 4:59:27 PM PST · by newbie 10-21-00 · 9 replies
    2/21/14 | That annoying guy?
    Sorry for the vanity. I am the current commish of a Freep league that will be starting its 14th season. It's a 12 team roto scoring league (standard 5X5) that is short two teams. The first team available came in third place and the likely six keepers are Kershaw, Fielder, V Martinez, A Sanchez, C Lee and Werth. The other team came in 8th, has a boatload of closers and likely keepers Felix, Elsbury, Adam Eaton, Belt, Chapman and Hardy. The draft is Monday 3/17 at 6:30 pm PST with keepers locked down a few day before that. freepmail me...
  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014 (video)

    01/19/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 17, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    It's another year chock full of exciting pictures to look forward to!
  • Freeper Novel Free Today Only

    01/10/2014 2:50:17 AM PST · by Gen.Blather · 33 replies
    Self Published ^ | 1/10/2014 | Bern Pearson
    http://amzn.to/1cJnTSB Freeper Novel Free on amazon.com today. True its fantasy rather than politics, but so frequently fantasy writers turn off conservatives by exposing as true liberal lies. Youll find The Minor God is gritty, realistic for its world and sets a conservative tone. Please send the link to somebody you know who will enjoy a humor action-filled romp through an alternative world. (The god Bob is modeled after Jesus.)
  • What's your favorite really obscure fantasy/sf novel?

    12/13/2013 8:49:04 PM PST · by Kip Russell · 200 replies
    (vanity) | Dec 13, 2013 | Me
    Everybody (well, everybody who reads sf/fantasy) has their favorite novels in each genre...which are usually a bunch of other people's favorite novels as well. This only makes sense, since cream rises to the top. But even so, there are plenty of obscure books that for whatever reason, never really caught on. They might well be great reads, but no one seems to have heard of them...so what's your favorite sf and fantasy novel that still lies in not-so-deserved obscurity? With any luck, we'll all discover a bunch of great books that we've never heard of before! I'll start off with...